Submitted Surnames of Length 3

This is a list of submitted surnames in which the length is 3.
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Liu Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Liao.
Liv Khmer
Means "single, unmarried" in Khmer.
Liz Spanish
History unknown; surname known in the Dominican Republic
Löf Swedish
From an archaic Swedish spelling of löv "leaf".
Loi Italian
Clipped form of Balloi.
Lon Lao
Lao form of Lin.
Lon Khmer
Means "superb, magnificent" in Khmer.
Loo Estonian
Loo is an Estonian surname; from a few geographic names in Estonia. Most notably, the small borough of Loo in Harju County.
Loo Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Luo.
Lor Hmong
From the clan name Lauj associated with either the Chinese character 劉 (liú) (see Liu) or 羅 (luó) (see Luo).
Lou Chinese
From Chinese 娄 (lóu) referring to the 16th constellation of the Twenty-Eight Mansions in traditional Chinese astronomy. It may also refer to the ancient state of Zhu Lou, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shandong province, or the ancient fief of Lou, which existed in the ancient state of Chu in present-day Shandong province.
Lou Chinese
From Chinese 楼 (lóu) meaning "storey, level, building".
Low Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Romanization of Liu chiefly used in Malaysia and Singapore.
Lui Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Lei.
Lui Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Lu 1.
Lum Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Lin.
Lưu Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Liu, from Sino-Vietnamese 劉 (lưu).
Luu Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Lưu.
Lux German, Dutch
Patronymic from a vernacular form of Lucas.
Luz Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Luz.
Lyé French
A habitational name from places named Lié located in Deux-Sèvres and Vendée.
Lyn Khmer, Lao
Khmer and Lao form of Lin.
Lyn English, Scottish
Variant of Lynn.
Mạc Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Mo from Sino-Vietnamese 幕 (mạc). This was the name of a Vietnamese dynasty that ruled over northern Vietnam between the 16th and 17th centuries.
Mac Scottish, Irish
Variant of Mack
Mac Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Mạc.
Mäe Estonian
Mäe is an Estonian surname meaning "hill".
Mai Chinese
From Chinese 麦 (mài) meaning "wheat, barley, oats". It was adopted as a family name by the descendants of Maiqiu, a figure from the Spring and Autumn Period, or Mai Tiezheng, a Sui dynasty military general.
Mai German
Derived from German der Mai meaning "May", perhaps indicating a person who was baptized in that month.
Maj Polish, Jewish
Surname adopted with reference to the month of May, Polish maj. Surnames referring to months were sometimes adopted by Jewish converts to Christianity, with reference to the month in which they were baptized or in which the surname was registered.
Mak Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Mai.
Man Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 鰻 (see Unagi 1 or Unagi 3).
Mao Chinese
From Chinese 毛 (máo) referring to the ancient region of Mao, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now the Henan province. A notable bearer of this surname was Chinese communist revolutionary Mao Zedong (1893-1976).
Mao Khmer
Variant transcription of Mau.
Mar Swiss
The surname Mar has roots from Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain. MAR: topographic name for someone living by the sea, from mar ‘sea’ (Latin mare). German: nickname from Middle High German mar(w) ‘tender’, ‘delicate’.
Mau Khmer
From Chinese 毛 (máo) meaning "Mao", an ancient region in parts of present-day Henan, China, during the Zhou Dynasty.
May Irish
Anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Ó Miadhaigh.
Mée French
French habitational name from places called (Le) Mée in Mayenne, Eure-et-Loir, and Seine-et-Marne, derived from Old French me(i)s ‘farmstead’ (Latin mansus).
Mee Irish (Anglicized, Archaic)
Irish reduced form of Mcnamee or Meehan. Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Miadhaigh ‘descendant of Miadhach’, a byname meaning ‘honorable’.
Mee Estonian
Mee is an Estonian surname derived from "mees" meaning "man".
Min Korean
Meaning: Sensitive, fast, quick, clever, smart. famous bearer of this name is kpop idol/rapper Min Yoongi also known as Suga from BTS.
Mio Japanese
"Three tails."
Mok Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Mo.
Mol Dutch
Habitational name for someone from Mol in the Antwerp province, Belgium.
Mom Khmer
Means "angle, corner" or "dear, beloved, darling" in Khmer.
Mon Japanese
Mon means "Gate".
Mor Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Mor, means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
Mou Chinese
From Chinese 牟 (móu) referring to the ancient state of Mou that existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 BC).
Mul Khmer
Means "origin" in Khmer.
Nađ Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian variant of Nagy.
Nai Indian, Muslim
Means "barber".
Nai Japanese
From Japanese 名 (na) meaning "name, famous; reputation" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Nam Korean
From Sino-Korean 南 (nam) meaning "south".
Nan Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 何 (see Nani).
Nan Korean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean 欒 (nan/ran) meaning "orchid".
Nau German
A variant of Neu; meaning "ship" or "boat."
Nay Romansh
Derived from the given name Donatus.
Nay German
Northern German variant of Nee.
Naz Urdu
From Persian ناز (naz) meaning "comfort, luxury, affection".
Nee Irish, Scottish
reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Niadh ("descendant of Nia") or Ó Niadh ("son of Nia"). Compare McNee.
Nei Estonian
Nei is an Estonian surname possiby derived from "neid", meaning "girl" or "maiden".
Neo Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Liang chiefly used in Singapore.
Net Romanian
Romanian variant of the Latin name Netus, meaning superior, greater.
Neu German (Modern)
The name Neu is a common German last name.
New English
Nickname for a newcomer to an area, from Middle English newe meaning "new".
Ney German, English
A dialectal form of the common German word neu "new".... [more]
Nez Navajo
Nez = Tall. One of the most prevalent family names on the Navajo reservation.
Nic Mayan
From Mayan ‘nik’ meaning “flower”.
Nie Chinese
From Chinese 聂 (niè) referring to either of two ancient fiefs named Nie. One existed in the state of Wei (Wey) in what is now Henan province, while the other was part of the state of Qi in what is now Shandong province.
Nii Japanese
From 新 (nii) meaning "new".
Nio Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Liang.
Nip Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Nie.
Niu Chinese
1 Chinese 牛: this name probably arose during the Zhou dynasty ( 1122–221 bc ) in the area of Gansu province; the details are unclear. It was borne by a person named Niu Wen, who was a descendant of the eldest brother of the last king of the Shang dynasty, Zhou Xin ( 1154–1123 bc ).... [more]
Niu Chinese
From Chinese 牛 (niú) meaning "cow, ox, bull".
Niz Spanish (Latin American, Hispanicized, Modern)
Derived from the city of Nice in France, usually a surname given to someone without paternal recognition in that city.... [more]
Noe Medieval English, Korean
A patronymic form of the biblical male given name Noah from the Hebrew word "noach" meaning long-lived. Possible origins could be ... [more]
Noh Arabic, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian
From the given name Nuh.
Noh Korean
Alternate transcription of No.
Noh Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 納 (see ).
Nor Arabic, Maranao, Malay, Indonesian
From the given name Nor 1.
Nõu Estonian
Nõu is an Estonian surname meaning "vessel".
Nou Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 納 (see ).
Noy English
Either (i) from the medieval male personal name Noye, the English form of the Hebrew name Noach "Noah"; or (ii) an invented Jewish name based on Hebrew noy "decoration, adornment".
Nua African
Means "second daughter" in African.
Nur Arabic, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name Nur.
Nys Belgian
common surname in belgium and wisonsin
Oak English
Topographic surname for someone who lived near an oak tree or in an oak wood, from Middle English oke "oak".
Oak Korean
Variant transcription of Ok.
Ōba Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 場 (ba) meaning "place, situation, circumstances".
Oba Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 大場 (see Ōba).
Ock Korean
Variant transcription of Ok.
Oda Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (o) "small," 尾 (o) "tail" or 織 (o) "fabric," "material," "cloth" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."... [more]
Oda Arabic
Means "Several" in Arabic
Odd English
Variant of Ott.
Odo Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 小土 (see Kodzuchi).
Oei Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Huang.
Oey Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Huang based on Dutch orthography. It is primarily used in Indonesia.
Ōga Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 淡河, 王賀 or 相賀 with 淡 (tan, awa.i) meaning "faint, fleeting, pale, thin," 河 (ka, kawa) meaning "river," 王 (ou, -nou) meaning "king, magnate, rule," 相 (shou, sou, ai-, ou) meaning "aspect, councillor, each other, inter-, minister of state, mutual, phase, physiognomy, together" and 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy."... [more]
Ogg Scottish
Anglicized form of a nickname from the Gaelic adjective óg meaning "young", used to distinguish the junior of two bearers of the same personal name.
Ogo Chamorro
Variant of Hocog
Ohi Japanese
Variant of Oi.
Ohm German
Variant of Ohme
Õis Estonian
Õis is an Estonian surname meaning "flower" and "blossom".
Oit Estonian
Oit is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "õitsev", meaning "to blossom" or "to bloom".
Oja Estonian
From the Estonian word oja, meaning "creek".
Oja Finnish
From Finnish oja "ditch, trench".
Oka Finnish
Means "thorn" in Finnish.
Oka Japanese
From Japanese 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
Ōki Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Oki Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 大木 (see Ōki).
Oki Japanese
From Japanese 沖 (oki) meaning "open sea".
Oks Estonian
Oks is an Estonian surname meaning "branch" or "bough".
Oku Japanese
Oku means "secluded","further out". Manami Oku is a J-pop singer.
Oku Japanese
From Japanese 奥 (oku) meaning "inside, interior".
Oku Japanese
From Japanese 奥 (oku) meaning "inside; inner depths". It is a reference to an event in the Northern and Southern Courts Period, of 3 sons of Takase who became heroes for the south. The emperor of Japan awarded each of the sons a new surname; Oku for the eldest son, Naka 2 for the middle son, and Kuchi for the youngest son.
Old English
From Middle English old, not necessarily implying old age, but rather used to distinguish an older from a younger bearer of the same personal name.
Ole Estonian
Ole is an Estonian surname meaning "exist" or "entity".
Oll Estonian
Oll is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from the masculine give name "Olev".
Oma Japanese (Modern, ?)
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "large, big" and 間 (ma) meaning "interval, space".
Oña Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Ong Estonian
Ong is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "õng", meaning "fishing rod/hook".
Ong English
Variant of Yong
Ong Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Weng.
Ōno Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (oo) "big" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
Ooi Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Huang.
Ool Estonian
Ool is an Estonia surname, possibly a corruption of "õlu", meaning "ale"; or "all", meaning "below".
Oot Estonian
Oot is an Estonian surname meaning "tsk". Also, possiblt derived from "Ott", a masculine given name meaning "bear".
Ooy Indonesian
Indonesian spelling of Huang, based on Hokkien Ooi.
Opp German
Generally considered a (very) contracted form of given names that contained the Old High German element od "fortune; wealth" (or a variant thereof) and a second element that began with or contained the letter B, for example Audobald.
Ord English, English (American)
Ord is an English descent surname that also has Gaelic roots. It's also short for many English surnames that end with "Ord". people include US Army general Edward Ord who practiced in California and had many street names after him.
Ore English
Habitational name from Woore (Shropshire, England).
Org Estonian
Org is an Estonian surname meaning "valley".
Örn Swedish
Means "eagle" in Swedish.
Orr Scottish
This is an old name of Renfrewshire area of Scotland. The origins could be French or Norwegian (Viking) from more man 1000 years ago. What is known is that Orr is a place name and a sept of the Campbell clan... [more]
Örs Turkish
Means "anvil" in Turkish.
Oru Estonian
Oru is an Estonian surname derived from "org" meaning "valley".
Oss English (American)
Americanized Varient of Aas
Öst Swedish
Means "east" in Swedish.
Osu Japanese
Variant transcription of Ousu.
Osy Nigerian
From Imo, Nigeria
Ōta Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" or 太 (o) meaning "plump, fat, thick" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Ōto Japanese
Variant of Amito.
Oto Japanese
O means "great, large" and to means "wisteria".
Ots Estonian
Ots is an Estonian surname meaning "cusp" or "tip".
Õue Estonian
Õue is an Estonian surname meaning "outdoors".
Ouk Khmer
Alternate transcription of Khmer អ៊ុក (see Uk).
Oum Khmer
Alternate transcription of Khmer អ៊ំ or អ៊ុំ (see Um).
Õun Estonian
Õun is an Estonian surname meaning "apple".
Ouy French
Some derive this name from the French word "gui," meaning mistletoe. Others think it comes through the Celtic name "Kei," from Caius. Others belive the name comes from the French words "guide," a leader, or "guidon," a banner... [more]
Owo Nigerian
From the given name Owo.
Ōya Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 屋 (ya) meaning "roof, house, shop".
Ōya Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 矢 (ya) meaning "arrow".
Oya Japanese
Variant of Otani.
Oya Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 大屋 (see Ōya).
Oya Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 大矢 (see Ōya).
Oza Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi ओझा or Gujarati ઓઝા (see Ojha).
Ozu Japanese (Rare)
In this surname O can mean "small" and zu means "harbor". ... [more]
Pae Estonian
Pae is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "pael" meaning "ribbon".
Pae Korean
Alternate romanization of Bae.
Pai Hui
From the Persian name Baiderluden.
Pak Circassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe пакъ (pāq) meaning "snub-nosed, bluntnose".
Pak Korean
Alternate romanization of Park 1.
Pak Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Bai.
Pal Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector".
Pão Portuguese
Metonymic occupational name for a baker, from pão meaning "bread"
Pao Chinese
Variant of Bao.
Pao Estonian
Pao is an Estonian surname, derived from "paotama", meaning "slightly open".
Pap Hungarian
A populaur Hungarian surname meaning Priest. It is also a variant of Papp.
Par Portuguese
Derived from Portuguese meaning "pair, couple, equal".
Paz Hebrew (Rare)
From the given name Paz 2, means "gold" in Hebrew. ... [more]
Peh Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Bai.
Pen Chinese (Hakka, Rare)
Variant transcription of Chinese (Hakka) 冰 (see Ben 2).
Pew Welsh
From Welsh ap Hew or ap Hugh "son of Hugh" (see Pugh). A fictional bearer is Blind Pew, the blind pirate in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' (1883).
Pin English
Variant spelling of Pinn.
Pin French, Dutch
A topographic name for someone living by a pine tree or in a pine forest, or a habitational name from a place named with the Old French word pin, meaning ‘pine’.
Pin Khmer
Of unexplained origin.
Piu Chinese
1 Chinese 牛: this name probably arose during the Zhou dynasty ( 1122–221 bc ) in the area of Gansu province; the details are unclear. It was borne by a person named Niu Wen, who was a descendant of the eldest brother of the last king of the Shang dynasty, Zhou Xin ( 1154–1123 bc ).... [more]
Png Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Fang.
Poe English
From a medieval nickname for a vain or flamboyantly dressed person (from Old Norse "peacock"). American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was a famous bearer.
Poh German
From a dialect word for standard German Pfau ‘peacok’, a nickname for a vain person or for someone with a strutting gait.
Pua Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Pan 2.
Pun Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Pan 2.
Püü Estonian
Püü is an Estonian surname meaning "grouse".
Puu Estonian
Puu is an Estonian surname meaning "tree" and "wood".
Puž Croatian
Means ''snail''.
Pym English
Recorded in several forms including Pim, Pimm, Pimme, Pym, and Pymm, this is a surname which at various times has been prominent in the history of England... [more]
Pyo Korean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean 表 (pyo) meaning "table, diagram, graph".
Pyo Korean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean 俵 (pyo) meaning "to share".
Qin Chinese
From Chinese 秦 (qín) referring to the ancient state of Qin, which existed from 221 BC to 206 BC in what is now the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.
Qiu Chinese
From Chinese 邱 or 丘 (qiū) referring to a place called Yingqiu that existed in the state of Qi in what is now Shandong province. The name was originally written with the character 丘 until its usage was prohibited during the Qing dynasty in order to avoid a taboo caused by using the character of Confucius's given name, 丘... [more]
Quy Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Quý.
Quý Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 貴 (quý) meaning "precious, valuable".
Rad Old Persian
Meanings: "Honest", "Bounteous"
Raj Indian, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king".
Rak Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian (Rák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic rak ‘crab’, ‘lobster’, or ‘crayfish’. This was applied as an occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish, crabs, or lobsters, or as a nickname to someone thought to resemble such a creature... [more]
Ram Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from the given name Ram 1.
Ran Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 蘭 (see Araragi).
Ran Korean
North Korean form of Nan 2.
Rao Chinese
From Chinese 饒 (ráo) referring to the ancient region of Rao, which existed during the state of Zhao in what is now Shaanxi province.
Rau German
Nickname for a ruffian, earlier for a hairy person, from Middle High German ruch, ruhe, rouch "hairy", "shaggy", "rough".
Rau English
From a medieval personal name, a variant of Ralph.
Rau Italian
From a local variant of the personal name Rao, an old form of Ralph.
Rau Indian
Variant of RAO.
Raz Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Raz, means "secret" in Hebrew.
Reb Alsatian
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from the given name Raban and a variant of the surname Reber.
Red English
Variant of Read 1.
Ree Estonian
Ree is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "rehi" meaning "barn".
Rei Estonian
Rei is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "reis", meaning "travel" and "journey" and "reid" meaning "road".
Rei Japanese
Variant reading of Suzu.
Reo English
Meaning unknown.
Rep Slovene, Croatian
Means "tail".
Rex English, German (Latinized)
English: variant of Ricks. ... [more]
Rey Welsh, Scottish, Irish
Either a variant of McRae, or else directly derived from Irish , Scottish Rìgh, or Welsh ri, rhi, or rhiau, all meaning "king"... [more]
Rin Japanese
From Japanese 林 (rin) meaning "forest".
Rīs Sinhalese
Variant of Reyes or Reis (see user-submitted name) used in Sri Lanka.
Ris French (Huguenot)
Surname of unknown meaning.
Rix German
given to a person who resided near a hill, stream, church, or tree
Roa Spanish
Habitational name from the town of Roa (de Duero) in Burgos province, Spain.
Rob Slovene
It probrably originates from the surname Robb, but we don't know for sure.
Roe English
Nickname for a timid person, derived from the Middle English ro meaning "roe"; also a midland and southern form of Ray.
Roe Norwegian
Habitational surname for any of the several farmsteads named Roe or Røe, derived from the Old Norse ruð meaning "clearing".
Roe Irish
Derived from/Anglicised form of 'Ruagh', an Irish word meaning redhead, or red haired
Roh Korean
Alternate transcription of No.